Category: Politics

Dave Yaccarino

Op-Ed: New Laws Effective July 1, 2019

As of July 1st, there are a number of new laws that went into effect. I want to make you aware of this information as some of these new laws, including the budget, will add financial pressure on Connecticut residents and businesses.

Rep. Yaccarino Attends Signing Ceremony for Laotian Hmong Veteran Burial Rights

Hmong veterans fought alongside American troops in Laos throughout the Vietnam War, but prior to the passage of this legislation, they were ineligible to be buried in federally-recognized Veterans cemeteries in Connecticut.

LWV of Hamden-North Haven elects

The the League of Women Voters of Hamden/North Haven elected a new Steering Committee for a two year term at their annual dinner meeting.

Local Legislators Tour North Haven Amazon Fulfillment Center

The North Haven facility currently under construction and scheduled to open this summer will become the company’s second fulfillment center in Connecticut and is anticipated to create more than 1,500 new, full-time jobs.

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Rep. Yaccarino, Bill to Increase Tax Abatement for Volunteer First Responders Passes House and Senate

The proposal would allow towns to increase the property tax abatement available to volunteer firefighters and other first responders at a level higher than the current $1,000.

Rep. Yaccarino Supports A Bill To Expand Workers Compensation for Mental Health Treatment

In order to qualify, individuals must have had the PTSD come as a direct result of a qualifying event that occurred in the line of duty, and not due to any intervening factor or other source of stress.

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Rep. Yaccarino Votes for Bill Cracking Down on the Sale of Fentanyl

s legislation classifies fentanyl as a narcotic substance. The penalties for manufacturing and selling narcotics except as authorized by law, typically involve mandatory prison time along with substantial fines.

Republican Lawmakers Present Alternative to Tolls

The majority of residents in attendance expressed their opposition to tolls and there were nearly 200 individuals in attendance.

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Op-Ed: How Much More Can We Pay?

Connecticut does not have a revenue problem; we have a spending problem.

North Haven Informational Tolls Forum

With the governor’s recent budget address including more than fifty tolls expected on all major highways across the state, this event will allow area residents to share their concerns, get their questions answered, and discuss potential alternatives.

Rep. Yaccarino Testifies To Increase Property Tax Abatement for First Responders

Connecticut currently has over 26,000 active firefighters; about 22,000 of these are volunteers, which amount to about 80 percent.

LWV Breakfast with the Legislators

In the audience at the Jan. 26 breakfast held at The Whitney Center in Hamden were Hamden mayor Curt B. Lang (LWV member) and North Haven First Selectman Mike Freda.